Briefs: Rummage sale raised $186,000 |

Briefs: Rummage sale raised $186,000

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Bob Armour, right, of Vail Mountain Rescue Group, accepts a check for the group's work during the Eagle Valley Community Fund Auction and Rummage Sale. From left are Merv Lapin, rummage sale treasurer, Vi Brown, president, and Nancy Nottingham, vice president. The rescue group got the most of any group, $9,250, based the number of hours its members volunteers.

EAGLE-VAIL – This year’s Eagle Valley Community Fund Auction and Rummage Sale raised $186,000 for dozens of local nonprofits.That’s the second-highest total ever for the annual rummage sale, which was in August.Local organizations earn money based on how many hours members volunteered for the sale.This year, Vail Mountain Rescue Group got the most money, earning $9,250. Eagle County Humane Society earned $9,000, and Eagle Seniors received $6,750.Vi Brown, the rummage sale president, estimated that 3,000 to 4,000 people attended the Minturn sale on its first day.In 2000, the sale collected the most money in its history, when it took in $189,000.- Edward Stoner

VAIL – Skiers and snowboarders have until Sunday to buy Vail Resorts’ Colorado Pass and the Buddy Pass.The Colorado Pass is good for unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin, and 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek. Both passes will be restricted at Vail and Beaver Creek Nov. 24-25, Dec. 27-31, 2006 and Feb. 17-18. The Colorado Pass is $419 for adults, $319 for teens and $199 for children.The Buddy Pass, for $379, offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin.Beginning Monday, the Colorado and the Buddy passes will no longer be available and full retail pricing will take effect for all remaining season passes.All 2005-2006 season pass can renew online at

EAGLE – The town is forming a Citizen’s Advisory Committee to help update the town’s growth policies. The 15-member board will help the town update it’s Eagle Area Community Plan – a sort of land use blueprint for the community’s future. The town hopes to find people from different professions to fill the board.

The group will meet about eight to ten times from December through April. The meetings will being around 6 p.m. are expected to last two to three hours. Applications are available at the Town Hall, and on the town’s Web site, and will be accepted until 5 p.m., Nov. 14. Members will be chosen by Dec. 1. Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

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